Kinder Search

  • Call out for year: 101
  • Date: 25/11/18
  • Time: 5:55 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12424 85318
  • Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(2)
  • Team members involved: 22
  • Time taken: 2:15
  • Total man hours: 49.5

Incident report

A couple who had been out for a day’s walk on Kinder Scout reported themselves to the Police as lost as the light faded at the end of the day.  Attempts to locate them using their mobile phone were unsuccessful so the team was called out as part of the well rehearsed Kinder Search Plan.

The couple were located via flashes from their lights below the western edge path in the area of Broad Clough. A Kinder MRT dog handler was first to them, and undertook an initial assessment. The pair were then escorted to safety by Buxton MRT and reunited with their transport allowing all the team members to return home.

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